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It is frustrating to have just loaded the washer only to discover you are out of detergent. This is a page about emergency laundry detergent substitutions.
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March 24, 2005

If you run out of laundry detergent towards the end of the month and don't want to spend your last $'s, regular dish liquid will work great. I use 3 big squirts for a normal size load to get clean clothes with no foaming.

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March 24, 20050 found this helpful

It is not necessary to use detergent at all unless you are washing very dirty or soiled clothing. I recycle my clothes washing water so I use plain water in a twin tub washing machine for all my washing. Stained or grubby items get a presoak in nappy, (diaper), soaker, wrung out and washed in plain water. My clothes are clean and fresh. So if you run out of detergent try just plain water.

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Jo

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November 8, 20060 found this helpful

Well thank god for you. I just ran out and ran on this site. I have four bottles of ajax dish liquid. And 4 more loads of wash. Super duper great thing you posted this.

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November 17, 20080 found this helpful

Dawn is the best soap for greasy clothes..and if you have pets, great for fleas!

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By Susan (Guest Post)
November 17, 20080 found this helpful

Dish washing liquid is great for collar grease. Just put a little on a collar, rub the sides together and then toss the shirt in the wash.

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